volume 20, issue 2, P1-12 2016
DOI: 10.1108/mbe-11-2014-0047
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Claudio Petti, Shujun Zhang

Abstract: Purpose This study aims to advance and test a multi-dimensional operationalization of absorptive capacity (ACAP) to ascertain its mediating role in the transformation of R&D expenses in actual performance. Design/methodology/approach This study departs from the conceptualization of ACAP as a reflective higher-order R&D-based construct, by specifying ACAP into its components and using an operationalization that encompasses both R&D and non-R&D measures to perform mediation analysis on a sampl…

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